Tis Herself: A Memoir by Maureen O’Hara

 

I inhaled this memoir in pretty short order as I really enjoy ones about old Hollywood. This one was especially good, as I really love John Wayne and read a super book about the relationship between Wayne and director John Ford. Turns out Maureen had her own difficult relationship with Ford over 40 years. They were all friends, so there was plenty of good stuff included about all of them and times spent together, both on and off the set. I was really looking forward to reading about the filming of The Quiet Man as well, my late father’s favorite movie of all time. O’Hara really didn’t have an easy personal life at all. I liked the whole book and may do something I only do with rare favorites, which is read it over again. If you like these types of memoirs, it won’t disappoint.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster – 323 pages (Large print took more pages)
Publication: 2004

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3 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW ~ ‘Tis Herself

  1. Hi to both and thanks for the great comments. Yes, she did have a long and varied career. She started out in theater, and ran a small airline with her last husband, and also published a magazine for a while. Strangely enough, I’ve never seen Miracle on 34’th Street yet, but I’m motivated to see it now! A lot of good behind the scenes filming info in the book.

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